Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
. he talked about how he worries less about the nfl. have a union, grown men, but it's really the college players, do you think that's right. the ncaa could handle that? >> i don't think the ncaa is the approach. i think they have to have a role in it. but the ncaa is a litigious body. this is an issue of coaches and the support they have. either trainers or doctors themselves. about who is at practice. games get covered by medical specialists, but the majority of these things happen at practice. so i think the ncaa should have a role, but it's time for a new coalition of which the ncaa ought to be a part. but to say that they should be the lead in this, i can give you -- nca just rescinded five years of rules they had built. they finally realized that there was too much bureaucracy there to go for medicine and coaches to go through the ncaa. 40 years with the ncaa. there are organizations, medical organizations and there are coaching organizations that could come together, along with the ncaa and make sure that at least we do, you know, know the risks for the athletes out there.
Jan 29, 2013 4:00am PST
ended his nfl career but campbell successfully found a new life after the game as a real estate broker. >> welcome back to "life after the game." >> reporter: and radio talk show most on the voice america network a platform he uses to educate other players about transitioning to life after football as well as the dangers of injuries you can't see, repeated hits to the head. >> i don't think we thought that you had a concussion until you were knocked out on the field. >> reporter: as a player he didn't know that concussions can cause serious injury to the brain. now campbell says playing football takes years off a players' life. he's also suffered some memory loss. >> there were situations where i don't remember certain series. i would be out there and not realize exactly what was going on. >> reporter: while he was never diagnosed, looking back, campbell believes he's had over ten concussions in his football career and he believes players today need to recognize the symptoms and be willing to let their brains heal. year ago, campbell considered donating his brain for research in
Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
for your career. >> and a mystery disease found in the brains of dead nfl players. how doctors may be able to detect is sooner. >> this morning we'll talk to jason chaffetz, wolf blitzer, dr. sanjay gupta, and peter yost will take us in the world of unmanned drones. "starting point" begins right now. >> we have roland martin with us. chris brinks is back. connie mac, and john berman sticks around with us as well. our "starting point" this morning. first, we want to talk about secretary of state hillary clinton, she is fating a grilling in about an hour now talking about those security issues in benghazi. jill, good morning to you, what questions are expected, and what do you think is still unanswered that people want to hear? >> i think one of the most recent ones, one of the new ones is a cable that shows that ambassador stevens, who was of course one of the four killed, urged at one point they move that mission, where he died, move it closer to the cia annex in benghazi, or another location for more security. but that was turned down. we're also told there were other cables, but i t
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am EST
question of performance versus perception. on the nfl side it's a question of how is manti going to perform on the field. this is no longer a scouting issue it's a personnel issue. they need to look at behind of scenes of what went into this and each nfl team has in-depth investigation units that will get to the bottom of that. that's the performance component. on the second side as it relates to market act and endorsement it's a question of fan perception, how do they view him, what do they feel his role is in this and how do they align themselves with him as far as likability. >> chris, whose audio has been fixed, how about just the pressure of going into this with the eyes of the nation watching everything you're doing as a football player. tell me about that. >> it's a huge amount of pressure for manti but he dealt with a lot of pressure throughout the season so you were able to see with all this going on that he was able to perform well on the field, i think the question still right now is what's the truth? i think as an nfl team, that's what you have to find out is what is the truth.